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  1. Can't recall a term for cast?
    Carter pillow?
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why is insulin drawn clear to cloudy?
    Others have answered your question well. Just wanted to point out that Lantus, as you mentioned, is NOT cloudy, and should never ever be mixed with other insulin in the same syringe!
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Sub-Acute Rehab to Med-surg
    In short, yes. I had four years sub acute experience before transitioning to med surg. Definitely can be done.
    Aug 3
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. 2015 Rn pay per hour
    Level 2 Trauma Center in MA, 34.90 base with 7 years experience plus differentials (6.25 nights and I think 2.50 weekends)
    Jul 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Most Ridiculous Med Order
    Not nitro, but I have seen a diltiazem gel for similar reasons.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Medical vs Surgical Nursing
    I work on a transplant med/surg unit. We see everything from end stage liver disease (lactulose enemas abound!) & end stage renal disease listed for transplant to post liver and kidney transplants...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Pushing meds through NGT/OGT with the plunger
    As far as unclogging, a Creon/Sodium Bicarbonate dwell will do the trick as well.
    Jul 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Delirium tremens, level of care?
    If our DT patients require more than 10 mg of IV Lorazepam in one hour, our CIWA protocol calls for a critical care consult.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Lab values interpretation for "beginners."
    OP=original poster
    Jul 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. EPIC
    We've had it for a few months now, all in all, I love it so far. I type a lot faster than I write, so I find I am documenting faster and getting to spend more time with my patients! There are...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Non Reactive Hep B Titer
    I had a positive titer when I started nursing school....non reactive just about 8 years later when I started my current job. So glad they checked titers! I work with liver failure and liver...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Glad to see you on the mend!!
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. California to Massachusetts new grad
    Very tough...many hospitals are BSN only and prefer to hire (if not exclusively hire) new grads being promoted from within (former nursing assistants, unit coordinators, etc). I work about 25 miles...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. 1 minute scrub the hub
    We use the Curos caps now on all of our Central Lines. I personally love them. Haven't looked much into our clabsi rate as of late to see whether they have made a huge difference, but this reminds me...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Now THAT'S a lab result
    I work on a liver/kidney transplant unit with both pre and post transplant patients so I routinely see incredibly deranged labs on people that still somehow live (total bilirubin in the 30s, crazy...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Engagement Ring help!
    I got engaged in January and my ring is a round cut diamond in a bezel setting...nice and flat and no prongs to get caught on gloves. I absolutely love it. We talked about this beforehand and I...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How far do you drive to work?
    I currently drive 11 miles of mostly back roads, which works out to take me about 20-30 minutes depending on time of day. Took 20 minutes to get home this am, Saturday and Sunday it's generally...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Haldol IV?
    Hmm...I don't have much to offer except to say I have seen it given iv as well. What was the pts history? Will be interested to see what others have to say.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. cell phones at work
    Yup...we carry iPhones. They are both a blessing and a curse. I hate that it is constantly going off in my pocket when I am trying to give a patient the attention they deserve. It is convenient to be...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Which nursing school for my daughter
    I am a huge advocate of state schools for nursing programs...the price is right and we all sit for the same boards in the end. I'm a graduate of Salem State for both my BSN and MSN in Nursing...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Spouse-dependent sleep
    It's really between you and your spouse. With me working nights 3 times per week and my fiancé working 7-3 Monday through Friday, it follows that most nights we don't sleep together (or at least...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Rapid Response assignments
    I would imagine that these positions are for rapid response RNs (perhaps called critical care floats at other hospitals?). The rapid response nurses at my hospital have some serious critical care...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Nurses,what is the highest BP you've ever seen recorded on a pt.?
    As far as I can remember, my career high (or pretty close to it) was 224/87 just last night on a kidney transplant patient. 5mg of iv hydralazine and 10mg amlodipine later he came down to...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. MSN ed- are you happy with your degree?
    I don't regret it. Finished my MSN Ed degree in May 2013...still working as a staff nurses but I do 1:1 senior precetorships for various schools and am looking to adjunct in the fall for my alma...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  25. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    Am I the only one who wishes they only did 2-3 complete bed changes per night? We have two aides (on an appropriately staffed night, 0-1 on a bad night) for 38 beds and I did incontinence care/...
    Feb 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant

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